Peritoneal Cancer

Peritoneal Cancer Support Services

Appointment New Patient Appointment or 214-645-8300

A diagnosis of peritoneal cancer can have a significant impact on the lives of patients and their families. But they don’t have to go through it alone. 

At UT Southwestern Medical Center, we offer a full range of support services available any time patients need them. Patients might be worried about their diet, physical activity, mental state, relationships, or other concerns associated with the diagnosis. 

Our on-site team offers support services, such as:

  • Cancer psychology: Our licensed clinical psychologists are trained to help patients with cancer relieve the stress, sadness, and anxiety that can be associated with cancer and its treatments. 
  • EMBRACE Survivorship: EMBRACE is a half-day survivorship symposium designed to assist patients and their families with physical, emotional, and practical issues that can arise during the cancer journey.
  • Integrative therapies: Activities such as art therapy and expressive writing are designed to improve well-being and quality of life during and after cancer treatment. 
  • Oncology nutrition: Nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment. Our dietitians help patients make informed food choices. 
  • Oncology rehabilitation: Cancer rehabilitation specialists help patients maintain or return to functional independence. 
  • Oncology social work: Social workers trained to work with patients with cancer are available to assist with any of the challenges patients face during or after treatment.
  • Spiritual support: Our chaplains provide interfaith support for patients, their caregivers, and their families.  
  • Support groups and classes: Meeting with others in similar situations can be helpful and cathartic. Cancer support groups focus on compassion and access to resources. 
  • Transitional care coordination: Our coordinators help patients transition between care settings, such as from a hospital to home.